The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine
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The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

by Francis S. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0061733172

ISBN-13: 9780061733178

Pub. Date: 01/05/2010

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A scientific and medical revolution has crept up on us. Twenty-one million Americans are affected by 6,000 so-called rare and orphan diseases, many of which are primarily attributable to misspelled genes. And virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component. Diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer's

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A scientific and medical revolution has crept up on us. Twenty-one million Americans are affected by 6,000 so-called rare and orphan diseases, many of which are primarily attributable to misspelled genes. And virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component. Diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and more are having their secrets unlocked through DNA. Families that faced common problems, without hope, are now discovering a new world of understanding, treatment, and prevention. You owe it to yourself to learn about your DNA: how it works, what it reveals, and the benefits and limits of this new knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061733178
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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